Newcastle reportedly ready to smash their transfer record, fans should be buzzing

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A new era has arrived at Newcastle United in wake of their long-awaited takeover.

The Magpies may be struggling at present, but in the long-term, their future is very bright.

A host of top players have been linked with Newcastle in recent weeks and one such player has been deemed “one of the best in the world”.

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According to El Nacional, Newcastle United are reportedly ready to move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen.

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Barca president Joan Laporta apparently views the Germany international as a key figure at Camp Nou.

However, the report claims that he isn’t ruling out a potential move away from the club.

Newcastle are apparently looking to bid €55million, or around £47million – more than the record £40million they paid for Joelinton.

This would be tough for Barca to turn down given their financial difficulties.

They are also said to be in the process of looking at potential successors for Ter Stegen.

And Newcastle fans should be delighted about the prospect of Ter Stegen coming to St James’ Park, as he’s a top goalkeeper.

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Reported Newcastle target “makes very few mistakes”

He is closing in on 200 competitive appearances for Barca, which in itself is a big achievement.

Ter Stegen’s trophy haul is also impressive – a Champions League, four La Liga titles, five Copas del Rey, one Supercopa de Espana, a UEFA Super Cup and a Club World Cup.

At international level, he has won the 2017 Confederations Cup.

in 2018, Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said to Goal.com: “I like Ter Stegen a lot.

“Marc is one of the best in the world and without doubt he is the perfect keeper… for Barcelona.

“The best thing about Ter Stegen is that he makes very few mistakes.

“He’s perfect for Barca because he starts moves from the back and there aren’t many keepers who can do that.”

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